Codeanywhere is a fully featured Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for your iOS device or Mobile IDE which includes a code editor (or text editor), FTP client and SSH terminal console, that has been redesigned and reengineered to be light, fast, and mobile-friendly.
You can think of it as a Sublime Text or VS Code on your iPhone or your Ipad. Enabling you to code HTML, PHP, CSS or any other of the more than 100 supported coding languages.
The Connection manager lets you connect to any type of server protocol including; FTP, FTPS (explicit, implicit over TLS), SFTP (Secure file transfer over SSH). Also you can connect to third party services like:
• Google Drive
• Amazon S3
If you don’t have your own server, Codeanywhere can spin up a Linux container for you, either based on CentOS or Ubuntu. You can use the standard default installations or pick from one of over 50 pre configured including:
• and many more.
Once you are connected Codeanywhere offers you a (FTP) File browser, which enables you to upload, download, rename, delete, update permissions (chmod), run custom commands and more just with the swipe of your finger.
Codeanywhere automatically lets you connect to any supporting server with it’s terminal client for iOS including SSH, Bash and Telnet support. Terminal client features include:
• Full colour ssh terminal client
• Extended keyboard
• External keyboard support
• Telnet support
• Copy & Paste to and from the SSH Client
• Multiple tabs enable multiple SSH sessions
On top of all that Codeanywhere enables you to share and collaborate on projects or just a single file - from wherever you are, and of course quickly edit code with our keyboard that has been customised for developers on the go.
Codeanywhere makes developers forget what device they are working on and let them concentrate on getting work done - be it from the phone, tablet, or the desktop.
• Syntax highlighting of more than 100 languages
• SSH Terminal Client
• FTP and SFTP Client
• Dropbox Client
• Google Drive Client
• OneDrive Client
• Amazon S3 Client
• GitHub Client
• Bitbucket Client
• Copy or Move files between FTP, SFTP or Dropbox
• Share ( Servers, folders or files with others )
• Cursor navigation for easy text selection
• Supports most encodings types
• Customizable font sizes
• Undo & Redo
• Advanced Search ( includes Find , Replace, RegEx and Match Case )
Codeanywhere is also available on the desktop (via the web browser), iPhone and iPad.
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(Please note that this app requires the user to login to be able to synchronize your settings across all platforms.)
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Ratings and Reviews
Poorly designed for iOS
Shows no sign of being designed for iOS: fonts are too small, tap targets are tiny, screen is constantly hidden by keyboard, etc. Difficult, non-intuitive navigation: changing to a new function involves squinting at tiny fonts and carefully tapping through a half-dozen vaguely named options. Buggy: occasional crashes and every so often it would jump me from the app to the web version of the same screen. Offers ftp instead of sftp as a first choice, in 2018. Sftp didn’t actually work, with a completely unhelpful error message - it may have been me making a mistake, but it wasn’t worth struggling with this any longer to figure it out.
Major Scrolling Bug
I love the web interface and I think it’s a great product overall. The iOS app is well designed and could be great for coding on the go EXCEPT you want to smash your phone trying to scroll left and right in the editor! Being unable to easily scroll left and right and not having a word wrap feature completely ruins the app. Also there’s a strange bug with the shift key getting stuck enabled in the terminal. Hope they fix it soon.
Unusable on iPhone X
Extremely unresponsive, requiring patience and repeated taps for navigation, and the coding keyboard is somewhere between unreliable and broken. The only pieces of the app that seem to work are the one that forward you to a web browser—requiring you to sign in again—to use.
Also, the app's 5-star reviews are clearly almost all fake. They're all 1-2 lines, and by people like "Truman Howard" and "Truman Howardy". I spotted "Jerry Pigou" on there 5-6 times with various numbers before/after the name.
The only good thing about the app in its current state is that it's free, so feel free to try it out and see for yourself.
- Codeanywhere, Inc.
- 32.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Codeanywhere, Inc. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.